A quilt is a thick cover for a bed, made from pieces of fabric that are stitched together and filled with padding. Quilt is also a verb, so you can quilt a quilt.

The simplest quilts have two layers of fabric that are sewn on either side of a layer of batting, a thin type of stuffing. Patchwork quilts have small pieces of cotton sewn into patterns, and the fabric is sewn over the batting with stitches that make decorative designs. A quilt was originally the same thing as a mattress, and the word comes from the Latin culcita, "mattress or bolster."

Definitions of quilt

n bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together

comfort, comforter, puff
continental quilt, duvet, eiderdown
a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider
patchwork, patchwork quilt
a quilt made by sewing patches of different materials together
crazy quilt
a patchwork quilt without a design
Type of:
bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding
coverings that are used on a bed

v stitch or sew together

quilt the skirt”
Type of:
conjoin, join
make contact or come together

v create by stitching together

Type of:
sew, tailor, tailor-make
create (clothes) with cloth

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